Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment
Meda Chesney-Lind, Marc Mauer
The New Press, May 10, 2011 - Law - 368 pages
In a series of newly commissioned essays from the leading scholars and advocates in criminal justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the first time, the far-reaching consequences of our current criminal justice policies. Adopted as part of “get tough on crime” attitudes that prevailed in the 1980s and ’90s, a range of strategies, from “three strikes” and “a war on drugs,” to mandatory sentencing and prison privatization, have resulted in the mass incarceration of American citizens, and have had enormous effects not just on wrong-doers, but on their families and the communities they come from. This book looks at the consequences of these policies twenty years later.
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PART II Distorting Justice
PART III Fractured Families
PART IV Communities in Crisis
10 Black Economic Progress in the Era of Mass Imprisonment
The PrisonCrime Relationship in LowIncome Communities
PART V Incarceration As Socially Corrosive
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